heroes of color leadership
Bandhana katoch (advisory board)
Bandhana is a highly self-motivated business professional with 12+ years of work experience conducting prior art search, technology assessment, market assessment and freedom-to-operate analysis for medical and life sciences technologies. Proficient in providing professional advice on areas related to the business plan, SWOT analysis, investor pitches, licensing models, business planning and strategies related to management, operations, human resources. She has been involved in developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem through technology and social innovation with the mission of self-sustainability and social impact. She is passionate about being an instrumental part of an entrepreneurial journey. She continuously strives to create a human capital network for entrepreneurs and communities while maximizing resources for commercialization and economic development.
Synthia laura molina (Board)
Tech-savvy, content-producing program director, earnings driver, & social benefit strategist—known for accelerating market, corporate, & product development by clarifying mission; creating & measuring what matters; & empowering talent with purpose, competencies, & enabling technologies. Grew 3 research, education, & consulting firms for 7-figure acquisitions within 2, 5, & 7 years by targeting fast-growth industries, developing intellectual property, designing market-leading solutions, joining the national lecture circuit, syndicating content, engaging world-class clients, & measuring outcomes. Saved an information technology, knowledge management, & digital content company by focusing on 3 of 7 initiatives & abandoning others. Sourced & developed talent to secure $7.5 million in funding, a $1.7 million earmark, & over 1,000 new clients. Testified before Health & Human Services. Briefed the Senate & House on Capitol Hill. Grew share price 21% in under 11 months.
Revitalized a Higher Ed program while serving 5 interim deans. Targeted superior foreign & undergraduate students. Grew FTE revenue over 11% via Spring Admissions, a Pre-MBA Business English Program, & an Accelerated BSc-BA/MBA 4+1 Program. Raised GMAT scores 6.9%. Ran 15-week career development programs. Improved placement statistics & rankings.
corey curties (Board)
Corey has an enthusiasm and love for the arts. He has been an actor since the age of six appearing in a dozen commercials, tv shows, and film. That enthusiasm led him to become a television and film producer. But, he discovered that his true passion was service. He has always served others since he was a little boy in Jack & Jill of America to when he became a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at North Carolina A&T State University. Corey is currently a District Manager at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in the high profile Hollywood area where he has received multiple accolades from the Spirit Award, Top Sales Growth Award, General Manager of the Year (2015), the Triple Shot Award, and the Circle of Excellence Award. Corey has a servant leadership style and puts all of his efforts into the people that he works with. Corey is married with two beautiful children and is a resident of Valencia, CA.